Tex Mexi Quinoa Soup: This soup. Hnnng. Mmm. Yes. I’d say it’s perfection in a bowl. We don’t need no side dishes! It’s a complete package! You have bursts of crunch and freshness from a colorful selection of vegetables. You have brightness from touches of apple cider vinegar and fresh squeezed citrus. We most certainly cannot forget our smoke from the chipotle and chilis. It has your complex carbohydrates, protein, and micronutrients all in one bowl. This recipe requires quite a few ingredients, but I need to stress that you’re about to make a metric ass ton of food out of this. Yes, that’s a very, very official unit of measurement
1 ½ - 2 lbs of ground turkey
2 cups of quinoa (cooked to the package’s instruction)
2 TBSP of oil, such as olive
½ large red onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 fresh anaheim chilies, diced (a single green bell pepper could substitute)
1 jalapeno pepper
2 canned chipotle peppers, diced, and with 2 TBSP of adobo sauce
3-5 cloves of garlic
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes (low sodium or no salt added)
1 32 oz carton of chicken stock (no salt added)
2 TBSP tomato paste
1 15 oz can of red kidney beans (no salt added)
1 ½ cups frozen corn
salt, to taste
¾ tsp black pepper
2-3 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP paprika
1 TBSP cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp cayenne pepper
juice of half a very ripe lemon
Directions: Prepare all the vegetables and set them aside. In, frankly, the largest pot you got; heat up 1 TBSP of your oil over a medium-high heat. Add your ground turkey, add a few pinches of salt, break it apart with your cooking spoon and keep stirring until it is done through. Once done, remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon and set it aside. Add the rest of your oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook it until it is soft and fragrant. Stir. Next, add the carrots, bell peppers, anaheim chilies, and chipotles with adobo. And another pinch of salt, stir, and cook these until soft and fragrant. Then, add the black pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper. Stir, and let them heat up to release their oils and fragrance.
Add your meat back in and stir to combine absolutely everything and get it coated very well. Once that’s smelling amazing, add the apple cider vinegar, stir, and let the contents simmer for a minute or two. While it’s simmering, off to the side start cooking your quinoa. It should take about 15 minutes. Time management, y’all. After that’s all set up add the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, tomato paste, red kidney beans, and corn. Add a generous amount of your salt. Bring the heat up to high until the contents begin to boil.
Once boiling, bring it back down to low and allow it simmer. Let it simmer until the quinoa in the other pan is done, then add the quinoa, squeeze the lemon, and let the final mixture simmer for about another 15 minutes. This recipe yields 12 mega-sized portions.
once I had a dream that my manager at work thought I was flirting with her boyfriend so she was yelling at me like we were on a mtv reality show right there in a tex mex fast food restaurant while we were making fucking tacos (I don’t even work on the production line but I still somehow knew exactly how to make everything) and then I woke up crying
imagine saying to yourself “well, i have this character named after tex mex food who has no confirmed physical descriptors whatsoever, thus giving me near complete creative reign over the design of this character each time i draw him”
and deciding to make him lily white, blonde, and rail thin
… also I call it the I - wasn’t - really -up - to - cooking - dinner - tonight - so - I - assembled - some - chips - in - these - baskets - and - sprinkled - some - black olives - green onions - salsa from a jar - nacho cheese sauce from a squeeze bottle - that - is - not - so - crappy - anymore - because - I - added - a - whole - bunch - of - cheeses - to - make - it - taste - Not - crappy… - although - I - did - bothered - to - cook - the - ground turkey - and - spiced - it - up - with - taco - seasoning.